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Kadare Cultural Centre – Akita, Japan

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Building: Kadare Cultural Centre
Location: Yurihonjō, Akita, Japan
Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Design Team: Chiaki Arai, Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Masanori Asai, Miroku Arai, Toshihiro Yano
Structural Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Toda corporation

AE interests: Concept of “Cultural Sustainability”; multiporpose transforming theater; planetarium floating above Library like a moon; A 135m-long dynamic and spacious tunnel connecting theater, Citizen Activity Room, Gallery and north and south Pocket Parks

Written by Joanne Jiang Xiao

September 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

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Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre – Moskovskaya oblast, Russia

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Building: Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre
Location: Barvikha, Moskovskaya oblast, Russia
Architects: Project Meganom
Architects In Charge: Yu. Grigoryan, A. Pavlova, I. Kuleshov, P. Ivanchikov
Year: 2008
General Contractor: PSP FARMAN Company

AE interests: A deep facade of wave-shaped wooden blades gives the building dynamics and a stable structure; multifunctional transfor mer hall provided by eight hydraulic mechanisms to lower or raise the floor platforms.

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Written by Joanne Jiang Xiao

September 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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Akiha Ward Cultural Center – Niigata, Japan

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Building: Akiha Ward Cultural Center
Location: 4 Shineicho, Akiha Ward, Niigata, Japan
Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Year: 2013
Design Team: Chiaki Arai ,Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Tomonori Niimi, Akira Sogo
Structural Engineer: TIS&PARTNERS Co., Ltd.
Contractor: Taisei and Shinko and Tanaka joint venture

AE Interest:  The structure itself works to optimize sound effects; lighting effects that visually change the mass of solid concrete.

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Written by Joanne Jiang Xiao

September 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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Jia Little Exhibition Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: Jia Little Exhibition Center
Location: Songjiang, Shanghai, China
Architects: SKEW Collaborative
Architect In Charge: Eunice Seng, H. Koon Wee, Darren Zhou
Design Team: I-Shin Chow, Xiong Haiying, Pauline Dai, Ji Lijun, Wang Peng, Teoh Renjie, Beatrix Redlich
Area: 38,000 sqm
Year: 2011

AE interests: unique possibilities for the control of views and sun-shading; a continuous surface to promote the legibility of the building as a horizontal core system

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Written by Joanne Jiang Xiao

September 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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Fogo Natural Park Venue – Fogo, Cape Verde

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Building: Fogo Natural Park Venue
Location: Fogo, Cape Verde
Architects: OTO
Project Team: André Castro Santos, Miguel Ribeiro de Carvalho, Nuno Teixeira Martins, Ricardo Barbosa Vicente
Year: 2013
Contractor: Armando Cunha
Client: Ministry of Agriculture

AE interests: a building be part of the landscape and the landscape being part of the building; guaranteed energy independence with solar energy system and rainfall stocking roof.

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Written by Joanne Jiang Xiao

September 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Built